Accession Number : ADA115165

Title :   Non-Combat Fires in Army Ground Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Campbell,Frederick M , Jr ; Cook,Paul M , Jr

PDF Url : ADA115165

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The primary objective of this effort was to investigate the existing data relative to non-combat fires in Army ground vehicles. Data from various sources were examined for potential application for enhancing the survivability of ground vehicles involved in fires. Where potential payoffs in ground vehicle survivability were observed, a secondary objective was to make recommendations relative to enhancing that survivability. Damage repair costs, location, and causes of the fires were among the data examined. the largest contributing factor for the fires was human error; fuel leakage or spillage ranked second. Recommendations in the report emphasize the need for a review of fuel handling SOP's.

Descriptors :   *Ground vehicles, *Combat vehicles, *Fire hazards, Fires, Survival(General), Peacetime, Fire protection, Cost estimates, Damage assessment

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Safety Engineering
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE